The Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS (FJC), Russia
June 9 2005
Oryol Jewish Leader Founding Member of Regional Experts Committee
Thursday, June 9 2005
ORYOL, Russia – This week, the Jewish National-Cultural Autonomy of
Oryol Region was represented during a session of the ‘Public Chamber’
Association of Community Organizations. At this latest session,
Semyon Livshitz, the President of the regional Jewish community
proposed to create a Regional Committee on Inter-Ethnic Issues.
Participants in this organization overwhelmingly accepted the Jewish
leader’s proposal. The final outcome of this approved proposal was
the official establishment of the ‘Expert Committee on Federal and
The Oryol Jewish National-Cultural Autonomy will continue to be
active in resolving inter-ethnic and inter-religious issues in the
region through involvement in this committee. The Jewish community is
to be represented by President Semyon Livshitz. Other founding
members of this Expert Committee include T. Ponomaryova, the
Executive Director of the local Jewish ‘Nesher’ Organization, and P.
Danielyan, the Vice-Chairman of the local branch of the Russia-Wide
Organization ‘Armenian Union of Russia’.
At the next session, these persons will determine the ultimate goals
and priorities for the ‘Expert Committee on Federal and Inter-Ethnic